EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Facial Sunscreen SPF 46 | Acne Sunscreen & Childrens Sunscreen

EltaMD UV Clear
Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

1.7 oz Airless Pump: Item #02500

Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone.

  • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide
  • Antioxidants help absorb free radicals
  • Calms and protects acne-prone skin
  • Leaves no residue
  • UVA/UVB sun protection
  • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic


Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

Ingredient Insights

Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays

Niacinamide (vitamin B3):  Anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin and restores suppleness

Sodium hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid): Humectant that attracts and retains moisture, improving skin feel and restores suppleness

Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging

Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

Uses: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 helps prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Directions: Apply EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if you will be swimming or sweating. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be fantastic The formula actually seems really promising and I've been searching all over for a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't irritate or dry out my sensitive skin, which makes it all the more frustrating that the pump just completely stopped working on the third day of use. No matter how many times I kept trying or how many different ways, it still would not work. At best, if I slam my hand down on the pump very hard I can get a tiny smattering of product that barely covers one cheek. Considering the price, this kind of issue is unacceptable. The most I can do now is pry open the top and use my fingers to get the product, which completely negates the hygienic advantage of such pumps. I am very disappointed here.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No other sunscreen compares This sunscreen was the holy grail at the end of a decade plus search for the perfect sunscreen. It has this smooth, silky feel with no greasiness or the rebound tightness that you get from "mattifying" products. The *only* thing that would make it better is if Elta MD would please omit the octinoxate so it would be a chemical-free SPF. I don't understand why it has to be in the formula because the zinc oxide is a UVA and UVB blocker.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clears skin, while offering great protection This hard-working product cleared up my breakout-prone skin, while protecting it from sun damage! There have been days where I started applying make-up and then realized I forgot to apply my eltaMD Clear--in which case I cleansed and started my routine again! That's how great it is on acne. It's a treatment product and a staple in my regimen!
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstaning Product for everyday use I use UV Clear as my daily sunscreen. It goes on very easily and sheer, like most men I want something that goes on quick and simple. I also recommended it to my teenage son who was having a small issue with acne breakouts. He found it easy to use with his routine for acne and has had some nice improvement in his skin
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from the pump stopped working! After seeing the awesome reviews I purchased this through Amazon. I used it once, then the next day tried to dispense some by pushing on the pump and nothing! I mean I slammed that thing and still nothing came out. Returned it, received refund (thanks to Amazon) but still may purchase it elsewhere. I just want to try this product.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight! Best sunscreen for feeling nothing on your skin. Non-greasy. Works great as a primer under my makeup. Does not ball and roll like some heavier sunscreens can. So light weight my husband wears it every day too. Does not get stuck in his stubble.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best I have used I have tried many different brands since I have oily skin. Some were very pricey and left my sink either shiny or mask white . My dermatologist recommended this three years ago and I make sure I never run out
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Feel Hands down, my patients LOVE this sunscreen - I can barely keep it on the shelf. It is effective, light, does not have that sunblock smell! It goes on easily and provides excellent protection.
Date published: 2015-02-18